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Mississippi River Cruises in New Orleans

Mississippi River Cruises in New Orleans

There's no denying how important the Mississippi River is to New Orleans, where it provides a lively waterfront area. Tours that offer the chance to float down this mighty waterway can provide a unique historic perspective. Here are your options.

Highlights

  • A cruise allows you to see New Orleans from a new perspective.

  • Tours on the famous Steamboat Natchez are typically two hours long.

  • Sights along the Mississippi include French Quarter buildings and the skyscrapers of the New Orleans skyline.

  • Upgrade your Steamboat Natchez experience with a VIP tour of the engine room.

Dining Cruises

Relax onboard a Mississippi River cruise while you dine on brunch or dinner. Excursions on the Steamboat Natchez always include music while you eat, too, either from a live jazz band or its famous calliope organ. A dining cruise offers the chance to experience a bit of Old South charm on this historic river.

Combo Tours

There's only so much of New Orleans you can see from the Mississippi River, so an ideal choice for making the most of your time in the Big Easy is a combo tour that includes a river cruise plus a city tour. You'll get a narrated overview of the city from a comfortable coach before climbing aboard the Steamboat Natchez for a cruise.

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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise

Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise

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The Steamboat Natchez is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic experience of New Orleans at night on this romantic riverboat cruise! Journey through time on a paddle-wheel boat ride along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, cozy up with family and friends, and delight in the sparkle of the urban shoreline at dusk. This excursion includes a Creole‐inspired dinner and live jazz music.
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  • 3 hours
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$50.00
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Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience, journeying back in time to when cotton was king and New Orleans was a budding port town that dazzled visitors with its colorful Creole culture. Board the historic riverboat for a morning or afternoon float down the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, enjoy live music, and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion offers an optional tableside lunch (additional expense).
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.00
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VIP: Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise with Private Boat and Engine Room Tour

VIP: Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise with Private Boat and Engine Room Tour

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The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience while you step up the luxury on this Viator VIP dinner cruise. Your experience begins with a complimentary Champagne cocktail while you take a guided tour of the boat’s authentic fixtures and spaces such as the pilot house. In the dining room, you’ll have a reserved table where you can relax, indulge in a sumptuous tableside dinner and enjoy a live jazz performance. If you want to go all out, upgrade to a full‐bar option.
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  • 2 hours
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$159.95
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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans

Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans

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The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same classic New Orleans experience of a lovely jazz brunch aboard a historic riverboat! Journey through time on this cruise along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion includes a delectable brunch loaded with famous Louisiana dishes and live music from a local jazz trio.
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  • 2 hours
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$38.00
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New Orleans Super Saver: City Tour and Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

New Orleans Super Saver: City Tour and Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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See the best of New Orleans by land and water on this combo city tour and riverboat cruise on the mighty Mississippi! The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience of a leisurely, two-hour cruise on the mighty Mississippi, enjoying traditional live jazz, craft cocktails and all the beautiful New Orleans sites. On your city tour, enjoy a guided coach trip through the French Quarter, Garden District, and Jackson Square, where you’ll witness the city’s cultural history and diverse colonial heritage.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$74.00
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